Collins Incoming 5th Grade

Welcome & Electronic Packet Information 23-24 Updated 4-6-23

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Amanda Cucinotta, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor

Krystal McCure, Counselor

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Incoming 5th Parent Informational Meeting

Incoming 5th Parent Meeting 2023

Collins Intermediate Virtual Tour

Welcome to Collins Intermediate
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Important Dates

Fine Arts Visit Elementary Feeders

Our Band and Orchestra Teachers will visit each elementary campus during the school day in April. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, April 11th

Fine Arts Teachers Meet 4th Students: Ride Elementary 8:05 - 8:55 AM

Wednesday, April 12th

Fine Arts Teachers Meet 4th Students: David Elementary 8:10-9:00 AM

Thursday, April 13th

Fine Arts Teachers Meet 4th Students: Galatas Elementary 8:05 - 9:00 AM

Friday, April 14th

Fine Arts Teachers Meet 4th Students: Buckalew Elementary Time 8:10 - 9:10 AM

Friday, April 14th

Fine Arts Teachers Meet 4th Students: Powell Elementary 1:15 - 2:15 PM

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Collins Incoming 5th Grade Fine Arts Selection Form

All Families Complete This Form!

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Band VIRTUAL Parent Information Night

Thursday, April 20th, 7:30pm

This is an online event.

5th Grade Fine Arts Selection Form ** DUE **

Friday, April 21st, 6pm

This is an online event.

Orchestra VIRTUAL Parent Information Night

Wednesday, April 19th, 7:30pm

This is an online event.

Percussion Audition Collins intermediate

Monday, April 24th, 4:30-9pm

6020 Shadowbend Place

The Woodlands, TX

***If your student is interested in trying out for percussion, you MUST attend the in person audition on April 24th at Collins Intermediate.

Band Instrument Evaluation Night

Tuesday, April 25th, 5-7pm

6020 Shadowbend Place

The Woodlands, TX

Attend the in person instrument evaluation event on Tuesday April 25th at Collins Intermediate from 5:00-7:00pm. Please see the following windows for your family's arrival time in order to lessen wait times.

A-K arrive 5:00-5:30

L-R arrive 5:30-6:00

S-Z arrive 6:00-6:30

Orchestra Instrument Sizing

Thursday, April 27th, 5-8pm

6020 Shadowbend Place

The Woodlands, TX

Attend the in-person instrument evaluation event on Thursday April 27th at Collins Intermediate Gym from 5:00-8:00pm. Please see the following windows for your family's arrival time, by student last name, in order to lessen wait times.

A-H- 5:00-6:00

I-R- 6:00-7:00

S-Z- 7:00-8:00

2023-2024 School Year Upcoming Dates

5th Grade/New Family Orientation (subject to adjustment)

Thursday, July 27th 2 Sessions 9:30 AM Repeat Session 6:30 PM

Meet the Teacher (subject to adjustment)

6th Grade Thursday, August 3rd 5 - 7 PM

5th Grade Monday, August 7th 5 - 7 PM

Parent Information Night (Open House)

Thursday, August 31, 2023

6th Grade 6:00 - 6:45 PM

5th Grade 7:10 - 7:55 PM

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School Supplies

The PTO will offer pre-packaged school supplies for online purchase starting in late spring (delivered directly to classrooms in August). Purchasing an order through the EPI company is a final purchase and the PTO will not be able to refund price of school supply kit.
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Physical Education

School Clinic Information

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School Cash Online is an online parent portal that offers a safe, fast and convenient way to pay for school activity fees.

  • Pay for your child’s school fees online. Anytime, anywhere.
  • Stop sending your child to school with money.
  • Get automatic email notifications about upcoming school fees and activities.

Info Snap

The only way we know your most updated phone numbers, email address, emergency contacts, and people that may pick up your child is to complete the InfoSnap returning student registration. This process does away the with days of filling out multiple forms on the first day of school.

Your student's InfoSnap code and website link will be sent to you via email in July.

The Collins Intermediate PTO would like to welcome our future Collins families. In August, our Collins spirit wear can be ordered through our web store. Once orders are placed the PTO will fulfill the order first few weeks of school.

Our annual fundraising efforts include “Friends of Collins” (a monetary donation to PTO), Fall Frenzy (a fun event for the students after school one Friday in September/October), Box Tops, spirit nights and grocery store rewards programs. If you would like more information about the Collins PTO, please email

PTO Welcome & Membership Toolkit

PTO Positions and Openings as of 3-21-23

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Collins Robotic Teams

Is your student interested in Robotics?

Do they like working with a team to complete coded robot missions?

Does presenting research peak their interest?

To apply for the Collins Intermediate School Robotics Team, (we are limited to 10 members), parents and applicant need to complete the contract information on the online form. Teacher reference letter/email, and possible interview with Collins robotics coaches will be the deciding factors for selecting members for the FLL club.

All students that are interested must apply for the Collins Robotics Club even if they were on the Collins Robotics Club the previous year or on another FLL club at a different CISD Campus. Applications will open this summer and linked in Collins Newsletters. Deadline to submit an application will be in August. Robotics Club will start in September.

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From The Principal

We are so very excited to welcome our incoming 4th grade Dolphins, Challengers, Panthers, Greyhounds, and Bears to Collins Intermediate. The transition from elementary to intermediate is an important time. We want to ensure that your child and family have all the information and tools you need. For many families this transition may be a return trip that older siblings have already experienced. For others, this is a new frontier. Please be assured that, at Collins, we will work to make the next two years positive ones for your child. The transition process for fourth graders and their parents can be filled with questions and concerns. The administration and counselors at Collins will be communicating with the fourth grade teachers and counselors from each of the feeder schools to learn more about our new “Collins Cobras.”

All fourth graders will attend our orientation on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 to learn about fifth grade and all the wonderful things Collins has to offer. After Spring Break your child will be given a packet of information that outlines our Fine Arts and PE programs, school supplies as well as other information that will assist in the transition.

After a fun and restful summer vacation, you and your child are invited to attend both a 5th grade orientation and "Meet The Teacher”. The 5th grade orientation will be an opportunity for administrators and counselors to share information for the family as well as provide a brief tour of the building. Meet the Teacher is a “Come and Go” event. Dates and times for both of these events are listed below. The day of "Meet the Teacher" you will receive a welcome email from your child's homeroom teacher. When you and your child arrive to the event you will visit your child’s Learning Community and meet their homeroom teacher. School supplies (if ordered on-line) will be in the homeroom class along with a daily schedule. PTO will be available to answer questions about PTO membership, Friends of Collins, and online Spirit Wear sales for the upcoming school year. Fine Arts and PE teachers will be present to answer questions you may have about those programs. If you are unable to attend, your child will receive everything he or she needs on the first day of school. We are very excited about the new school year and looking forward to meeting you and your child.

Shelli LeBlanc


Collins Questions and Answers

How are the students placed in classrooms?

Students are assigned to a Learning Community (LC) typically consisting of three teachers responsible for each of the content areas: reading/writing, math, science and social studies. Each LC is balanced with children needing a variety of instructional services, which include gifted/talented, special education, and Section 504. Also, we make every attempt to evenly distribute students from each of our feeder elementary schools.

Do the teachers coordinate assignments and test dates?

Every PLC (Professional Learning Community) and LC is required to conduct weekly meetings to review integrated activities, test dates, campus activities, homework, and to discuss the progress of their students. Assignments and test dates will be posted on CANVAS.

How can students make a fine arts decision if they are unfamiliar with the program?

Fourth grade students will attend a presentation by the band/orchestra teacher on their home campus during the middle of April. Band and Orchestra will also host informational parent meetings April 19th and 20th. In the “Incoming 5th Student Packet” you will find information regarding the Fine Arts classes, which includes a QR code that directs ALL parents to a required Google Form to indicate the fine arts interest for their child. Families will receive information from the band and orchestra teacher regarding upcoming interview opportunities for placement purposes based on what interest is indicated in the form/survey.

If a student enrolls in Band or Orchestra, will they have an opportunity to take Art?

No. They will not have the opportunity to take Art. Band/Orchestra is taken for the entire year. Collins offers an Art Club before school that is an option for band and orchestra students to stay involved in art.

Can a sixth grader enroll in band or orchestra if they took art/music in the fifth grade?

No. The next opportunity to start Band or Orchestra as a beginner is in 7th grade.

Can my child take advanced math if they aren’t identified gifted/talented?

Yes. Students identified gifted/talented are placed in the program based on their content area of eligibility. Occasionally a child will demonstrate a strong aptitude for a content area in which they have not been identified. Collins will review the following data; 4th Grade Math and Reading STAAR tests, all Interim tests, BAS (reading level assessment), and grades from all four grading periods of 4th grade. Parents will be notified during the summer if their child is eligible for the advanced math class.

Do the children have Physical Education every day?

Students attend P.E. five days. On the sixth day, the students rotate in to the Library for a lesson that supports their core curriculum class. Students also have 20+ minute recess before lunch each day.

Will 5th grade students have lockers?

No. Students will not be assigned lockers. All students will utilize their backpacks to keep their belongings with them during the day. Things to keep in mind when preparing for the new school year: select a lightweight or string backpack, and large zipper binders are not recommended. We ask that students not use rolling backpacks due to classroom configurations.

What are the school hours?

Classes begin at 8:50 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. However, all students need to be in the building no later than 8:30 a.m. to prepare for the day.

Supervision begins at 7:45 a.m. for students attending before school activities or tutorials. We ask that students not be dropped off in the front of the school until 7:45 a.m.

Lunch Times:

Lunch schedules will be reviewed this summer. We anticipate having one 5th grade lunch and one 6th grade lunch. Recess will most likely occur before the student's lunch time. We will communicate the official lunch times during the summer.

How do I find information about my child’s bus number and the bus arrival and departure time?

Visit the Conroe ISD Website at and click on “What Bus Do I Ride?”. 2023-2024 bus route information will not be loaded until beginning of August.

How do I make sure Collins has the most current contact information for my child?

During the month of July you will receive an email with your PowerSchool, formally INFOSNAP, log-in information. It is very important to take time to review and submit this information prior to school starting. This is a critical process that must be completed every year. A help document can be found in the incoming 5th grade packet.

Cool Collins Facts

  • Dr. Donald R. Collins was a graduate of Texas A&M University with many degrees in veterinary medicine. He became better known to the children in CISD as the “Snake Man”, taking his collection of snakes from school to school explaining the safety and dangers of the snake world. His presence was strongly felt in our school system as a member of the CISD Board of Education from 1979 to 1988 and as its President from 1986 to 1988.
  • Collins opened in 1990
  • Collins mascot is a Cobra
  • The school colors are Maroon, Blue and Silver
  • Announcements are broadcast live every morning at 8:40 a.m.

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner. For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.